I’ve never been a morning person. I usually snooze my alarm at least four times (which bugs the hell out of Jeremy, haha) and even after that it’s quite hard to get up. But a week or so ago, I decided to try to have breakfast at home before I head off to work. So to be able to do that, I have to wake up a fair bit earlier.
I set my alarm for 6.15am. That allows 15 minutes in bed going through my Facebook feed and checking and replying to comments on my blog. Then I get up, put my contacts in and head down to start cooking breakfast. I made my first poached egg the other day and it turned out pretty well for a beginner!
That is avocado, bacon and a poached egg on toast. As you can see, the toast is a bit burned, haha. But I like it a bit darker, so it didn’t bother me much. If you told me a few years ago that I would have that for breakfast, I would have laughed at you. Mainly because I’m not a huge fan of bacon (I know, very unusual), and I used to hate avocado. But somehow they’ve grown on me. I’ve always been a fan of eggs.
This morning I had something slightly different – a soft-boiled egg, peanut butter on toast and a plum. You have to mix it up every now and again to keep it interesting.
It’s funny, I used to eat breakfast at work around 9am, usually cereal or muesli, and I got hungry again at around 11am. Now when I eat breakfast at home at around 7.45am I don’t get hungry until it’s time for lunch, which is great! Less snacking is always a good thing. Perhaps it’s because of the kind of food I eat, or maybe it’s because I eat at the right time. Not sure, but I like it.
So I’m going to continue to wake up early. It feels like you get more out of your day as well, and I get more tired at night which allows me to fall asleep earlier. All good things!
Are you a morning person? Let me know in the comments section. 🙂